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have the editorial director of india today, and a very big star blasters program, i enjoyed our encounter last year and expects similar feistiness, m.j. akbar. finally, we have paul madison, who is commander of the navy. thank you for joining us. when i was thinking about the title today and thinking about our panel, it occurred to me and i went online to find a chinese event is being held right now. there are no canadians, japanese, americans, on this panel. we don't have any chinese today, but we should have a lot of fun discussing strategy in asia pacific region with china, but i also want to acknowledge that that voice may not be with us today, but that could be giving us room to run. i went to china and visited with the ministry of foreign affairs and i met with their director and the finally said i cannot understand what the grand strategy is. this was about 2004. and i said, what is your grand strategy? and it was how to keep you guys distracted. [laughter] that seems to be shifting. one of the very interesting things, i know this is not a u.s. panel, but just two days ag
of his war policy, it would not reach those people. in annual growth in india of 1%. indians understand what this order was all about. they wanted the confusion of independence. from may, 1947 is important because it is the modern 1776. america is the oldest country of the modern world. the american constitution provided us with the template for classless democracy. it was not achieved immediately, but it was the template. india is important in 1947 because india is the oldest nation of the post-colonial world. the indian constitution creates an ideological template for democracy. with the emergence of india, china had a different template. very interesting, we see these comparisons, two parties, congress and the chinese communist party, became the dominant force in the post independents space. both had to be discriminated because both came from economically driven needs. the chinese offered autocratic left. but had karimov -- charismatic leaders. long story short,ke i i'm waiting for the short part. >> just a little bit longer. both had charismatic leaders, but i [indiscernible] but re
called oval challenges. so just one is a gentleman who is an optometrist in southern india and in the late 1970s he retired and ss retirement project he was about 57 and wanted to descend before his community. and so he decided he was going to try to address the problem of needless blindness due to cataracts. in the united states as an outpatient operation. you don't have people blind due to cataracts. and the rest of the world there's a hundred million people blind due to cataracts. so this is not a was no wanted to address. so we started the clinic in his home in yet another benson family members hope to make up this thing off the ground. forward not just one or two or three great ideas, but hundreds of innovations. tenacity of an entire community, global team of people, one of the folks who contributed to the eradication of smallpox. david greene. all these people built together to build the hospital and to this day, the hospital has secured 3 million people of blindness. i do imagine the entire washington metro area of about 3 million people. imagine all those people bl
-- [indiscernible] >> with respect to india, he believes india is a very important player. he had very productive discussions. india plays a very important role and we look to deepen our relationship with the government of india. deputy secretary carter's efforts to look at streamlining sales between the two countries. india is a key player in the region than we look forward to build a stronger defense relationship. >> is he looking to reduce the bureaucratic hurdles between india and the u.s.? has this been going on for three or four months on that issue? >> he has been active and engaged on this issue. i do not know a specific report, but i will assure you he is working this matter very hard. let me get to louis. >> he recently had been shopping with a number of countries like australia or france, canada. since the u.s.-india deal had not gone through and indians are still waiting to get their energy, my question is, the secretary is pushing for this p.o., and we are in the second term also? >> which specific deal? >> the nuclear deal. >> we are looking at the entire u.s.-india and defense rela
's relations with india, the issues that have to do with the sequence of events that will take place after 2014 when the american focus once again as steve mentioned, when the american focus becomes somewhat less a relationship through counterterrorism and opens the door for more creative ways of business, academic, media, other links with pakistan that have really suffered in the last 10 years because of our focus on ct pics i guess i come up to your question answering that i'm cautiously optimistic that if we can keep things on the risk in which if you know what happened over the last two years, it's not an easy thing, it was like rolling down the side of her routine with rocks and cactus is and you don't know how far the routine goes. so goes. so what is a keeping things on track, it is not easy to get things on track, pakistan. because of the way it's mismanaged, because of the difficulties in our relationship. but if we're able to do so i think after 2014 there would be a prospect that we can open up the new kind of cooperation, if we are not slaves to a bilateral vision, based on mistrust
is a gentleman who was an optometrist in southern india and in the late 1970s he retired and does his retirement project, he was about 57 and he wanted to do something for his community. and so he decided he was going to try to address the problem is needless blindness due to cataracts. in the united states of the minor outpatient operation. you don't have people blind to the cataracts. and the rest of the world are super hundred million people blind due to cataracts. this is something that brought her view was known wanted to address. so he started the clinic and is held and he had a sudden basden family members helped him and he got the thing the ground. anyway, come forward not just one or two or three great ideas, but hundreds of innovations. tenacity of an entire community, an entire global of people, one of the folks who contributed to the eradication of smallpox. cannot you put your name david greene. all these people work together to build the arvind iyer of hospital. to this day, the hospital has killed her than 3 million people of blindness. now come to you imagine the entire washingto
been executed in india. this photo of mohammed ajmal kasab striding through the train station on the day of the attack quickly became an iconic image. kasab was one of ten gunman who rampaged through the streets of india's financial capital in november 2008, killing 166 people. >>> and there was a taliban attack near a u.s. base in the capital of afghanistan overnight. two suicide bombers set off their explosives as they approached the base in kabul. two afghan security guards were killed in the explosion. and several civilians were hurt. >>> police in indianapolis may be closer to finding out who was behind that deadly house explosion earlier this month. investigators have served search warrants at a nearby mobile home park and are questioning at least two people in connection with the case. dozens of homes were either damaged or destroyed in the blast, which killed two people, a couple. >>> and weather news this morning. that northwest storm is still making it pretty tough to get around, after getting swamped with up to nine inches of rain. another wet and wild day is on tap
to you guys. >> thank you. >>> in "your world this morning," india has hanged the sole surviving gunman from the terror attack in mumbai. he was denied clemency then executed today. he was one of several pakistani gunmen who blazed through india's financial capital in 2008 killing 166 people. the attack heavily damaged relations between the neighboring countries. >>> former boxing champion hector macho camacho is expected to survive after he was shot in the face in puerto rico. investigators say camacho was sitting in his car near san juan when a gunman opened fire. another man in the car was killed. >>> volcano eruption in new zealand forcing the cancellation of airline flights in the region but no significant damage. dozens of people were walking on trails at the base. tanning arear row national park has three volcanos. >>> >>> newly released video is firing up the debate on whether tasers are as nonlethal as advertised. video shows a driver going know cardiac arrest after struggling with police officers. she took three jolts in the chest after refusing to give them her purse. cpr rev
emerging powers as its neighbors, china and india. it is about a country in transition. the message he gave to burma is in the city has given to the middle east as well. >> how much of the visit was about trying to contain china and show if the u.s. will be a player in the region? >> it reinforces the dynamic of the administration with burma, cambodia, vietnam, welcoming and encouraging the united states to be engaged in asia as a balancing force against a rising china. >> you work at the state department during negotiations. what was driving it then? >> it is a globalized world. when you have countries in isolation, they are capable of doing nasty things. burma has a relationship with korea. there was concern in the first two years burma was giving significant assistance to north korea and undercutting the strategy of isolating the country. being able to flip burma puts additional pressure on a country like north korea. >> how does the u.s. measure progress toward democracy? what does it do if berman stepped back? >> now the united states has diplomatic relations with burma. it can achieve
: they were inspired when they learned about traveling to india. they joined the research project because they hit close to home for her too. >> when i found out they were doing research on the diseases, lead by the parasites, my mom, she had lyme disease so it was kind of a motivating factor. >> reporter: they had their eyes on the future of their amazing accomplishments. they hope their vaccine goes to human trial and sam wants to expand the horizons of his software program. >> i'm looking at the extension of my program using the shorelines as opposed to the horizon. so i'm going to start working with that. >> reporter: 9news. >> and the next step for these kids is the national competition. that's from december 1 through the 4th at gw. and the top winner gets $100,000 in scholarship money. there is a lot on the line. gosh, we wish them luck. amazing kids. >> yes, absolutely. who would think about that? only down to 30 meters too. i talked to erica about this. what a great report. they can now locate it by horizon. >> wow. >> that's pretty cool stuff. high school, you know, well, it was
take. growing up in the india in the 1960s and '70s, ales thought of america as the future. it was the place where the newest technology, the best gadgets, the latest fads seemed to originate. seemingly exotic political causes, women's liberation, gay rights, ageism, always seemed to get their start on the streets of the united states orthopedic in the courts and legislatures. for me, tuesday's election brought back that sense of america as the future. the presidential race has been discussed as one that was about nothing with no message or mandate, but i don't think that's true. put aside the re-election of barack obama and consider what else happened this week. three states voted to legalize same-sex marriage, which is the civil rights cause of our times. one day we will look back and wonder how people could have been so willing to deny equal treatment under the law to a small minority. and tuesday will stand as one of the most important moments marking the end of that cruelty. two other states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which will mark the beginning
bilateral security and partnerships, and on the accumulations with the big states in asia, like china, india, indonesia. so the challenges are enormous. frankly, the strong leadership from the white house, secretary clinton. we've been able to do a lot, and i think build on some remarkable achievements of the previous administration, including opening to india. i would say so those are the opportunities. ironically for me the biggest challenges are the personal ones. i had a wife was also a senior administration official, and we have young children. and trying to balance figuring out how to be in certain places when you've got pressing either international or domestic kind of family business is remarkably difficult to there's a let down when you're not there for certain things, or the embarrassment when you're diplomatic interlocutor on the phone here's your daughter screaming at the top of her lungs as your trying to negotiate some aspect of an agreement. so i would say, victor, with -- i'm not the one screaming. it's my daughter. [laughter] although it has happened the other way around. so
of was something else. what was going in india at that time was not an islamic buddy in the. one important aspect of that was to raise the issue of authenticity. what was an authentic indian, anti-odds was only the hand experience of india was authentically indian. and what that meant was all the minorities was the largest minority among the minority. were in some way an authentic. i found that very annoying. and so i thought i would take a very small minority, which is a south indian jewish community. and then create an even smaller minority by having somebody from that community mary into a south indian catholic family, thus creating a catholic-a jewish individuals probably a minority of one person in a country of a billion people. and then show that you could actually grow the whole experience of india out of that one person. you know, so that everybody in indian is authentically indian. that's what it wanted to say. and not just any particular devotional group. [applause] >> i mean, the novel came out of that desire to rescue what it was to an indian from the logic of this kind of attack. >>
for commander of u.s. european command and top nato general remains on hold. india has executed the last surviving attacker from the 2008 terror attack that killed 166 people. mohammed ajmal kasab was hanged in secret early today at a jail in pune. public celebrations broke out across the country as news spread of his execution. kasab was part of a pakistani- based squad of militants who carried out the three-day-long siege on india's financial capital. they targeted key sites like luxury hotels and a jewish center. newly released documents show a government agency took 684 days to warn of earlier problems at a pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak. the food and drug administration issued a warning letter over the massachusetts lab in 2007 but it took nearly 18 months longer than an average response. the f.d.a. acknowledged there had been a delay but said it was because of the agency's limited, unclear authority. 34 people in the u.s. have died after receiving tainted pain- killing injections from the massachusetts based lab. congressman jesse jackson junior-- a democrat from illino
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and they want answers. >>> this morning india executed the lone surviving terrorist on mumbai. he held mumbai hostage for three days in 2008 targeting luxury hotels. 166 people were kill. the gunman was hanged. the taliban called him a hero who will inspire others. take a quick break. when we come back, prescription for change. a new push to make birth control pills available over-the-counter. this is the morning news. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is lim
it actually happened. >> glor: charlie d'agata, thank you. in india, the one attacker who survived the 2008 terror rampage in mumbai was executed today. ajmal kasab was hanged after his plea for clemency was rejected. four years ago, kasab and nine other members of the pakistani terror group tore through mumbai with grenades and automatic weapons. during a three-day siege, they killed 166 people. in this country, illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., resigned today, just two weeks ago he was reelected in a landslide even though he hadn't spent a minute on the campaign trail and was under an ethics investigation. he is now under a criminal investigation. chip reid has more on a man who was once one of the democrats' rising stars. >> reporter: in his letter of resignation to speaker of the house john boehner, jackson wrote, "my health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service in the house of representatives." the son of civil rights leader jesse jackson, jackson, jr., mysteriously disappeared from public view last june. it was later revealed he was undergoing treat
. the president was visiting pagodas in the far east. lou: not going near india or china. you mentioned a moss, ron and syria along with egypt in that, if you will, axes with in the least. syria itself, the implications for it as a result of what we are witnessing and the obvious victory for iran in brokering this deal along with more see, whether he is the ultimate act or whether he is, if you will, acting in the interest of others >> this war in the region is really a proxy war between iran and israel. this is really extending to hezbollah and moss. these rockets that were fired iranian rockets supplied by a iranians. lou: most of them by israel. >> absolutely. but these were -- derived from the power. there is no doubt about that. >> in the bunker, these are good days. these are good days. no one came to the rescue. indeed, the talks in egypt in the tumult of the war between israel and the moss. no doubt about it. lou: thank you for being here. >> thank you. lou: next russia's leading newspaper on president obama and those who voted for him not flattering. noted obama backer seemingly worki
, india, indonesia, so the challenges are enormous. frankly, the strong leadership from the white house, secretary clinton, have been able to do a lot, and built on some of remarkable achievements of the previous administration, including the opening to india. i would -- those are the opportunities. for me, is challenges are the personal ones. i have a wife who is also a senior administration official, and we have young children, and try to balance, figuring out how to be in a certain place when you have got pressing either international or domestic family business is remarkably difficult. there is a letdown when you are not there in certain things, or the embarrassment when you're diplomatic interlocutor here's your daughter screaming at the top of her lungs as you are trying to sit and negotiate some aspect of an agreement. i would say, victor, i am not screaming, it is my daughter. it has happened the other way around. i would say if has been a remarkable, as you are going to each of our resume is an experiences, it has been an incredible ride pyrrhic is a wonderful thing. this is on
. analysts say the data shows china's growth slowdown may be bottoming out. over to india now where the picture is more clear. service sector growth slowed down in october to its slowest in six months. europe's recession and america's sluggish economy played a large role in cutting demand for india's services. the sector makes up 60% of the country's economic output. >> ministers and central bankers are meeting in mexico day one of the summit saw a focus in the debt woes and weighing's fiscal cliff. ministers pushed the u.s. to act decisively to solve the debt ceiling impasse calling it the biggest short term threat to global growth. also a key week for greece. today the government will present either new austerity package to parliament. yesterday they warned the country would be forced out unless the new spending cuts are passed. >> the european central bank is investigating whether they've broken their own lending rules. the central bank may have accepted t-bills as collateral that was ineligible. that means those banks may have to find a further 16 billion euros to put up as what
interests of countries like china and india in the middle east will increase and the role they will attempt to play is bound to increase because their supplies still become imported from at the same time, given the importance of the islamic world and what will accumulate in the region, continues to add interest in stability the new security team will have to do to make nontraditional assessment of heart they imagine the evolution -- and some of this will depend on the outcome of the election over the period of 10 to 15 years iran emerges as a country conducting normal publicity and will continue to be a country influenced with theological evolution. but that will be -- i expect china and india will become more active players in the region >> i will take the brunt of and ask one last question. we were talking earlier outside about a new country on the american foreign policy agenda, me and mar burma. president obama is going there. something is happening. is it important? how does it matter? >> burma is a country with a large population of potential resources, racked by a military government
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against brazil and india in a way that we weren't just four years ago. we have to change. >> tom, you know, if president obama gets re-elected, he'll have the fiscal cliff to deal with in the short term. then, of course, questions about libya are not going to go away. if anything i think republicans will feel more em bodiened to question the president and state department on that story. of course, as willing as the left was to be loyal foot soldiers to get obama re-elected, i think they'll have sort of a shorter attention span and shorter patience for obama in a second term. they'll want him to make good on some of the promises that he made for the first term and didn't. it sounds like a nightmare to me. is there a small part of obama, you think, that is hoping maybe i don't need to win tomorrow. >> no, i don't think there's that. i think when you have a second term, you don't have to worry about re-election. you're much more your own man in so many ways. he can take on his own party, for example. now, i do think that the administration has failed miserably to come up with a coherent answe
's in negative territory, in the he's, china, india, and about the only things that the rest of the world likes about america are movie, tv, science, and technology. they are not keen on the democracy, as least as america preaches it. heading now into another four years of the obama administration where are we, and why are we here, and how do we get somewhere else? how do we live up to that promise? what went wrong? what's going right? what can we do about it going forward? >> simple. [laughter] well, fist of all, i don't think that favorability ratinging in the surveys are evidence of whether we are doing something wrong or right, and it's a huge mistake for anybody who practices public diplomacy to think that his or her job is to win a popularity contest. while i guess maybe some of us in the bush administration can take a certain pleasure at the fact that in 2008 the favorability ratings for the united states were higher and four out of the five surveyed arab countries, i'm not going to bring that up. [laughter] no, but i think it -- i think it's a big mistake, and, you know, in my view, and
. and india, your neighbor to the west. the united states will work with any nation, large or small, that will contribute to a world that is more peaceful and prosperous, more just and more free. and the united states will be a friend to any nation that respects the rights of its citizens. and the responsibilities of international law. that's the nation -- that's the world that you can start to build. here in this historic city. this nation that's been so isolated can show the world the power of a new beginning. and demonstrate once again that the journey to democracy goes hand in hand with development. i say this knowing that there's still countless people in this country who do not enjoy the opportunities that many of you seated here do. there are tens of millions who have no electricity. there are prisoners of conscience who still await release. there are refugees in camps where hope is still something that lies on the distant horizon. today, i say to you and i say to everybody that can hear my voice that the united states of america is with you, including those who have been for
information is missing. >> reporter: praveen and savita halappanavar met in india, married, then set up home in ireland four years ago. he is an engineer, she was a dentist. they were happy here. >> she loved dancing. she forced me to dance with her on a couple of times on the stage. we gave a performance. and that will be the fondest memory i suppose. i have never gone onstage, i never had. i always had the stage fear to go and speak and the belief she gave me was unbelievable. >> reporter: together, they had dreams of a beautiful future, of children, their children, of having a family. >> she was looking forward, basically. in a way she felt she was at the right place. that's the reason why she knew and she was very well organized as well. she knew what she wanted in life. that's the reason why she had decided to settle here on the long term. >> when savita became pregnant they were overjoyed. then their ordeal began. savita got back pain. here, doctors told her she was miscarrying. her baby would likely die. savita's husband says they asked for a termination and were told this is a cathol
include france, china and india. bret? >> bret: david lee miller, in jerusalem. thank you. >>> still ahead -- hillary clinton is on her way out. we look at her time at state. first, are clinton's former senate colleagues willing to use the nuclear option? if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >> bret: senate majority leader harry reid has his finger on the nuclear button. not actual one but the so-called nuclear option. n the chamber that builds itself as the world's greatest deliberative body. correspondent doug mckelway has details from capitol hill. >> reporter: the cold war never got this hot. the threat of a retaliatory attack, mutually assured destruction made it unthinkable. in the senate, the unthinkable metaphor call nuclear option may happen when majority leader harry re
immigrants will be from mexico, india, and china, again if this bill passes a higher percentage of our immigrants will be from the major countries that send people here. . that's not the end of the world but there's added value in having people from all corns of the worldcom here and be part of our great country. in many cases this is the only way people from nepal or albania or ethiopia have a shot at coming to this country and succeeding. we also need people in this country across all different skill levels in our labor market. whether that labor includes toiling in the field or toiling in the downtown buildings at night or programming computers or designing aircraft, we have needs across all sectors of our economy. not -- yes, in stem, but not just in stem. so we are asked to choose. asked to choose between people with graduate degree who we want to keep here in science, technology, engineering, and math. in many cases, if they're not allowed to stay, they will have to return to other countries and the jobs will follow them, costing our country jobs. choose between them and allowing
of the communist party congress. >>> in india, a fisherman throws his net into a lake. and in london a veteran places a cross in the royal british legion field of remembrance in westminster abbey. hot shots, pictures coming from around the world. >>> it was the moment of truth on election night coverage. our jeanne moos takes a closer look at how the networks called the election. >> reporter: if you missed the moment live let's relive it. >> president obama has been reelected. >> president of the united states. >> it was a hard-fought battle. >> the colbert report is ready to project that cnn has projected that animal planet has predicted, that the winner of the 2012 presidential election is barack obama. >> reporter: talk about a thoughtful pundit, after painting a bleak picture of president obama's second term, fox commentator dr. charles krauthammer joked. >> as a psychiatrist i will offer to write prescriptions for anybody who needs them now. >> reporter: obama's supporters were ecstatic. cnn cut into some supporters in kenya. trump tweeted "this election is a total sham and travesty. we s
:00 eastern. the average new facebook is in india or indonesia right now. they are using a mobile phone primarily. in a lot of cases, there is not an infrastructure that you have in the u.s. many americans will say facebook is good for gossip and seeing what my friends are getting for lunch but if he were to talk to somebody in the middle east, maybe, you would hear a different story which is that facebook was providing access to news to people that had unique access to information they were not able to get otherwise and you get a much more meaty store about what facebook means to them. >> more from this facebook engineer with an insider's view of the company thanksgiving day on cspan after 12:30 p.m. eastern. at 2:00, chief justice john roberts. later, space pioneers and nasa officials pay a much to the first man to walk among, nell armstrong just before 11:00. >> defense secretary leon panetta looks at how potential budget cuts could affect the pentagon. he spoke tuesday evening at the center for new american security about the so-called fiscal cliff and defense priorities. [applause]
as chris indicated and a rising india. >> can i jump in here. >> you mention the architect forty years ago. work with -- [inaudible] put me in the group because i grow with exactly with the approach you just outlined. and it's rebounding to asia the administration done i think very successfully there were three myths and it relates to what you were talking about. one knit started in 2011, another myth it's essentially military and all of those against china. [inaudible] i'm sure kurt would agree. the reasons he just mentioned. it started in twiep and was because asia important generally not just china india and korea and japan and southeast asia whatever you want to talk about and the economy. and it is designed to welcome china and the pacific to contain china. they are difficult to deal with. lets place this relationship briefly in historical perspective. we had four or five decades since i was first on the secret trip. as you know ahead of -- when we went in. and we a certainly a con sect yule relationship with china. we didn't have diplomatic religion. no concrete exchange. mostly bala
, if the governors decide we're going to put all the money into india, it's their decision rather than the part of the more strategic decision-making process. congress would get involved if all the money went to one country. >> do you think? [laughter] >> there's certain country's bbg would like to get rid of that congress wouldn't allow and that sort of thing. but i'm guessing it really needs to be part of really part of the foreign policy apparatus. >> i want to open up to question. we have time for about 20 minutes. please keep them brief so we can get as many as possible. go ahead. >> first time i ever saw -- was 1967 in taipei at usia. it was in chinese. but now i work with two groups. one is dhi esper diplomats which serves the diplomatic community here in washington, and arranges events to show them what goes on you. also people to people international who post the foreign officers at the national defense university. was happen with this is weak, and we take these our homes and arrange events with them, then go back to the home countries and remember us. when diplomats wife went to thail
it in the middle east, also china, it india. -- also india. the things that the rest of the world likes about america are movies, tv, science, technology. they're not keen on democracy as america preaches it. heading into another four years of the obama administration, where are we, and why are we here, and how do we get somewhere else? what went wrong, what is going right, and what to do about it going forward? >> first of all, i do not think that favorability ratings and the pew surveys of evidence of whether we're doing something wrong or right. i think it is a huge mistake for anybody who practices public diplomacy to think that his or her job is to win a popularity contest. well i guess maybe some of us who were in the bush administration can take a certain pleasure in effect in 2008, the favorability ratings for the united states were higher in four out of the five surveyed arab countries -- i am not even going to bring that up. [laughter] and it is a big mistake. in my view, and what i tried to do during my short tenure as undersecretary, is try to focus attention on what public diplom
a photo of the beginning of the solar eclipse. in nigeria children swim in flooded streets. in india, a camel roams a deserted street after sunrise. and in chilchile, a solared pow car getting ready to compete. hot shots, pictures from around the world. kate bolduan is monitoring some other top stories in "the situation room" right now including a tragic ending to a parade honoring u.s. troops. what happened, kate? >> it's a horrible story, wolf. a freight train slammed into a truck carrying veterans and their spouses in a texas parade. four people died and 17 others were hurt in midland yesterday. federal authorities are investigating. initial reports show the train sounded its horn and the crossing gate and lights were working. but there are conflicting reports about whether or not the crossing arms actually were down. also, the coast guard is searching for two missing workers after an oil rig exploded off the coast of louisiana. eleven people were injured, workers were doing maintenance on the rig at the time. we're told it was not producing oil at the time. but 28 gallons of fuel
district. i know now that will not be possible. >> india hanged the last surviving gunman from the 2008 terror attacks in mum buy that killed more than 160 people. it was the first use of capital punishment many india in eight years. the pakistani mohammed kasab was one of ten armed men who attacked mumbai landmarks including hotels, train stations and a jewish center. indian forces killed nine other suspects. >>> and now back to woflf right there in jerusalem. wolf? >> joe, thanks very much. if i don't see you before, have a very, very happy thanksgiving. this just coming in to cnn right now. the nypd has made an arrest in the shooting deaths of three brooklyn shop keepers. shell casings found in the three crime scenes were fired from the suspect's rifle. police have been trying to determine whether the string of murders was the most recent of which occurred a few days ago was the work of one serial killer. >>> the latest out of the middle east is minutes away will we'll tell you what's going on. and i , but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff yo
china, india, indonesia. so the challenges are enormous, frankly, the strong leadership from the white house, secretary clinton, we have been able to do a lot, and i think build on some remarkable achievement through the previous administration including the opening to india. i would say. those are the opportunity. ierpically, for me, the biggest challenge are the personal ones. i have a wife who is also a senior administration official and we have young children and trying to balance figuring how how to be in certain places when you have, you know, pressing either international or domestic, you know, kind of family business is remarkably difficult. and, you know, there's the let down when you're not there in certain things or the embarrassment when you're diplomatic and on the phone, hears your daughter screaming at the top of heifer lungs as you're trying to -- i'm not. one screaming, my it's my daughter. [laughter] a lot it is happened the other way around. so i would say, you know, it's been a remarkable as you're going through each of our resumes and experiences it's been an incre
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